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7 Point Loma Date Ideas for Every Type of Couple

From Mini Golf to Lunch at Liberty Public Market, These Spots Are Sure to Impress

Spring has officially sprung, and we’re ready to get outside! San Diego’s Point Loma neighborhood may be laid-back but offers an abundance of things to do. From the bustling Liberty Station to the historic Cabrillo National Monument, this charming enclave is perfect for a day out with your significant other! Whether you’re planning a third date with your Bumble bae or grabbing brunch with the girls, these seven date ideas in Point Loma fit any and all occasions! Point Loma Date Ideas


For a First Date: Boat Ride and Coffee at Portside

Do something different with your date by renting a pedal boat with Eco Boat Rentals! You steer the boat the same way you ride a bike, and for up to three hours, you can share views of downtown San Diego. See places like Harbor Island from a new point of view while enjoying an afternoon out on the water. After the boat ride, move to the number one, tried-and-true first-date idea: coffee! Snag a cup of joe from Portside Coffee & Gelato and chat casually over lattes and pastries.

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For the Long-Term Relationship: Mini Golf and Ice Cream

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Maintaining a playful spirit is important for long-term relationships! Mini golf at Tappers offers a simple and fun activity that doesn’t require too much experience. Regardless of how competitive you are, you can both be winners by getting some ice cream after! Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time at Hammond’s, the ice cream flights are always a good choice. Bless your taste buds with a few of the countless Hawaiian ice cream and sorbet flavors!

For the Day After: Old Point Loma Lighthouse and a Seafood Lunch

Museum dates are a fantastic way to deepen a bond because they involve sharing a new experience together. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is a lighthouse-turned-museum with everything from exhibits to hiking trails. Learn about its history while taking in the views! Exploring the area will definitely work up an appetite, and what better way to cure your cravings than with some quality seafood and a waterfront view? From the daily oyster selection to the ceviche of the day, Mitch’s Seafood is the ideal spot for an afternoon bite.

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For a Date With the Girls: Brunch at Cocina de Barrio and Shopping at Sea Hive Station

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Only thing better than girls’ night is being together all day! Brunch is the obvious way to start, and Cocina De Barrio is the place. With Oaxacan-inspired cuisine, you and your girl gang can indulge in traditional options like chilaquiles and mole along with cocktails specially crafted with mezcal or tequila. After you’ve brunched it up, stop by Sea Hive Station, an adorable market in Liberty Station, where you shop a collection of modern, artisan-made and vintage products from San Diego’s best vendors.

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For the Third Tinder Date: Italian Eats and a Movie at The Lot

What comes first on date night: the movie or dinner? There are great arguments for both, and the thing is…either works! For this date, we suggest you start with some authentic Italian cuisine. With its authenticity and charm, Cesarina boasts the perfect setting to see how well you fit together over the famed spaghetti and fresh focaccia. After you’ve “ciao-ed” down, head to  The Lot to catch a flick!



For a Family Date With the Kiddos: Explore the Tidepools and Grab Milkshakes

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Exploring the Cabrillo Tide Pools is an engaging activity for both parents and kiddos! At the Rocky Intertidal Zone, you can observe all sorts of creatures—from barnacles to sea stars—depending on the tide. After, grab a meal at Corvette Diner, where you and your fam can enjoy burgers, waffle fries, chicken fingers and more. Corvette Diner’s aesthetic is oh-so ‘50s—the waitresses even wear poodle skirts! Talk about a trip back in time.


For the Official Couple: Stay at The Monsaraz San Diego and Visit Liberty Public Market

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Who doesn’t love a staycation with your SO? The Monsaraz offers stylish accommodations just steps from Fisherman’s Landing and is less than five minutes from downtown! The property also features a beautiful restaurant, courtyard with locally inspired events, a coffee roaster and cocktail bar. Make sure to add Liberty Public Market to your plans as well to get your fill of food and shopping. This communal market is home to a handful of eateries, bars and craft vendors—trust us, you’ll want to check it out.

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